Treasury Contractors - As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the Office of Management and Budget issued, Memorandum M-20-16, on March 17, 2020 aligning the government’s posture with the President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America. This guidance directs agencies to reduce, to the maximum extent practicable, face-to-face interaction through maximizing telework for federal employees and contractors.
As instructed in the Senior Procurement Executive memorandum issued to Treasury on March 16, 2020, contractors are reminded to establish internal policies/procedures and notify their contracting officer via email by March 30, 2020:
Contractors with employees assigned work space in Treasury facilities shall notify the Contracting Officer via email by March 30th that they have established internal policies/procedures to prevent employees that meet the aforementioned criteria (i.e. employees that have been in contact with a person known to have COVID-19, have traveled to any of the affected areas within the last 30 days, or have went through airport screening and have been told to self-observe or self-quarantine) from reporting to Treasury space.
As of this writing, we also ask that when you send notification to the CO that you also copy the Contracting Officer’s Representative for awareness.
Please note that contracting officers will retain responses for the contract file and that responses not received by March 30 will constitute a negative response and be noted in the contract file.
Again, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 website provides up to date information on how to protect yourself from the virus, including what symptoms to look for and has a travel advisory website that should be referenced prior to any travel.
We at Treasury thank you again for your continued support as we continue to address COVID-19.
Procurement At-a-Glance - Our dedicated acquisition professionals deliver world class, customer-focused acquisition services with the highest degree of integrity and the cooperative effort of our partners.
Service Contract Reporting (SCR) - REMINDER - FAR Subpart 4.17, Service Contracts Inventory, requires service contractors with contracts containing either FAR clause 52.204-14 or 52.204-15 to submit a service contract report to the System for Award Management (SAM) at the end of each Fiscal Year. SAM has incorporated the new SCR module to support the requirement for service industry government contractors.
The service contractor should report the required data in SAM by October 31st annually for services performed under the contract during the preceding Government fiscal year (October 1-September 30). Next, the Contracting Officers will review the data and if necessary work with the contractor to reconcile any discrepancies prior to the end reporting data on November 30th. The reports will remain editable within SAM until that date.
To complete and submit service contract reports in SAM, service contractors must have a SAM account with the Entity Administrator, Entity Registration Representative, or Reporter role. Service contractors must take following three steps to complete and submit their SCRs:
- Log into SAM before October 31, 2017 and click on the “Register/Update Entity” link.
- Click on the “Service Contract Reporting (SCR)” link.
- Complete the SCRs for pending actions (displayed by DUNS Number).
If the service contractor does not see a “Service Contract Reporting (SCR)” link, then they do not have reporting privileges (they are not an Entity Administrator, Entity Registration Representative or Reporter) or they do not have contracts subject to the SCR requirements.
GSA has created a YouTube tutorial (Creating and Managing an SCR) and also has guidance on their Interact website (GSA Interact) that will assist vendors with their reporting requirements.
It is very important that all service contractors comply with this reporting requirement. Failure to comply with the service contract reporting requirement is documented as part of a contractor's performance evaluation as required by FAR Subpart 42.15.
Service contractors shall contact their contracting officer if there are questions and/or concerns pertaining to SCR. Thank you for your continued partnership.
Small Business Program Office - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Small Business Program Office was established to assist small, HUBZone small, small disadvantaged, women-owned small, veteran-owned small and service disabled veteran-owned small businesses, to develop, grow, and ensure their long-term success.
Procurement Business Opportunities - The Procurement Office acquires the products and services required to support the IRS mission. We advertise commercial opportunities on Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website.
Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition (JOFOC) - All open market JOFOCs exceeding the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) are posted on this website in addition to being advertised on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website. (Some information may have been redacted to exclude proprietary information).
Contractor Security - Contract employees assigned to work under IRS contracts must undergo investigative processing appropriate to the position sensitivity and risk level designation associated with the work to be performed, as described in the Department of the Treasury Security Manual (TD P 15-71). In support of this undertaking, the contractor shall furnish prescribed security forms and documentation to the Contractor Security Lifecycle Program (CSLP), within 10 business days of assigning (or reassigning) a contractor employee to an IRS contract and prior to the contract employee performing any work there under.
Contractor Employees – Required IT Security Training - The Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 requires contractor employees to complete training prior to performing work for the IRS. This includes the Mandatory Awareness Briefings, as well as training pertaining to the specific services or tasks that the contractor employee performs. Contact your IRS Contracting Officer’s Representative for more details on this required training.
Publication 4812 - Contractor Security Controls - Functions as the standard for security controls to be employed by contractors who will have or need access to IRS information, and/or who will have or need access to, maintain or operate IRS information systems in order to perform or carry out and meet their contractual obligations. Publication 4812 is a "layperson's guide" to NIST SP 800-53 when access to IRS information or information systems under contracts for services on behalf of the IRS is outside of IRS controlled facilities or the direct control of the Service (as opposed to Internal Revenue Manual 10.8.1 - Information Technology (IT) Security, Policy and Guidance, which applies when contractors are accessing IRS information and information systems at Government controlled facilities).
Treasury Acquisition Institute (TAI) Training - The Treasury Acquisition Institute (TAI) was established by the Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service in partnerships with other Treasury Bureaus on September 14, 1983. TAI was created to coordinate and lead Departmental and Bureau efforts to obtain the best training possible for their acquisition professionals.
Guides for Doing Business with the Government - Information on how to do business with the Federal Government.
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) FAR Contractor Reporting - This link allows contractors to comply with the reporting requirements in the December 12, 2008, Federal Acquisition Regulation final rule. Specifically, contractors must use this process to satisfy the requirement that they notify TIGTA, in writing, whenever the contractor has credible evidence that a principal, employee, agent, or subcontractor of the Contractor has committed a violation of the civil False Claims Act or a violation of Federal criminal law involving fraud, conflict of interest, bribery, or gratuity violations in connection with the award, performance, or closeout of a contract or any related subcontract.
Useful Links - Links to various sites.
Federal programs for small businesses and exporters.